Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2016

Mister Ott - Single Shot

Matt Ottignon is the main man behind Australia's grooving jazz outfit Mister Ott. Together with a talented group of musicians he just released "Single Shot", the second album by the group which is packed with a brand of jazz that draws influences from Ethiopia with a unique psychedelic twist.

What certainly stands out are the infectous rhythms which range from mulatuesque stompers to uptempo afrobeat shakers. But "Single Shot" is also about building and breaking down of arrangements and atmospheres. "Space Will Win", the ending track, is a tunes that will take you on one of those journeys where psychedelic keys and spacy sounds suck the listener in and slowly build to an impressive jam along lines of simple melodies.

Get the full album on Bandcamp.

Freitag, 2. Dezember 2016

Michael Chapman - Sometimes You Just Drive / That Time Of Night

Michael Chapman has proven more than once in his long career that he is one of the most talented and passionate songwriters in the genre - Balancing his tunes somewhere between rock, folk, soul and just some beautiful arrangements and harmonies. And the good news is that he is not only on some nice reissues on Light In The Attic Records - he is still recording new songs and a full-length record plainly entitled "50". The album will be released early next year on Paradise of Bachelors and features ten new tracks. Two of them, "Sometimes You Just Drive" and "That Time Of Night" can already be streamed in full. While the latter is a dreamy downtempo tune, "Sometimes You Just Drive" features a floating drive and of course Chapman's uniquely gruff and world weary voice.

Get the stream on Bandcamp.

Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2016

The Meltdown - Colours in the Sky

Since the release of their superb single "Better Days" from early last year it was a long wait until the next sounds from Australia's soul band The Meltdown could be heard. "Colours In The Sky" is the new track that welcomes you with the group's trademark warm brass sounds. It is a slow and soft track - almost too soft, but great soul bands always knew how to walk this fragile path and The Meltdown proof to be one of them. So it is great news that they are also preparing for a full-length record early 2017 on Hopestreet Recordings.

Get the stream and video below or on Soundcloud.